How to easily transfer Epub’s and PDF’s to your kindle

Recently I finally joined the 21st century and purchased an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

After enjoying a few books I’d found via Amazon Kindle Unlimited I started to wonder if my huge stash of Web development E-Books in PDF and Epub formats could be easily transferred to the Kindle.

After a bit of searching around I found a simple solution where you can simply email the documents to your kindle using a secret @kindle.com email address.

Below are the simple steps to set this up:

  1.  Head to your local Amazon e.g. Amazon.co.uk
  2. If necessary login
  3. Find “Your Account” in the navigation and then go to “Manage your Content & Devices” (Not “Your apps & devices”) 
  4.  Choose “Devices” in the top page navigation. 
  5. You should now see your Kindle in the list
  6. Click the three dots in a box (ellipsis)
  7. Now simply send yourself an email to the address with the file you wish to view attached.
  8. if your document doesn’t arrive go to the Preferences tab on the Devices and Content page and check the “Approved Personal Document E-mail List” contains the email address you are sending from.

Enjoy

 

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